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  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Song for Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Piano Keys

    Waves of Sound

    Enjoy this abstract graphic artwork of piano keys far in excess of eighty-eight, producing melodic waves of sound as if originating from an orchestral setting.

    Well, maybe not. But, you can nevertheless enjoy this design on a wide variety of really cool products available for sale in these shops:

  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    Modified photo from

  • Vintage Piano Keys

    Vintage Piano Keys

    Enjoy this grunge style vintage graphic design of keys on a piano – on a wall in your home, office, in a lobby or cafeteria setting. Other items, too. See more.

  • Cheering Crowd At Concert

    Cheering Crowd At Concert

    Concert fans cheer as they rock to their favorite musical band, displayed here using a creative shredded graphic effect. See more at Pixels. Thanks!

  • Listening To Music

    Listening To Music

    Enjoy this fun graphic design with half tones and a shredded effect, highlighting a crowd of people cheering for their favorite band performing at a concert.

    Visit my online shops at Pixels and/or Redbubble to discover a variety of interesting products featuring this image – here are a few examples:

    I hope you find something you like – thanks for visiting!

  • My Favorite Grateful Dead Songs

    My Favorite Grateful Dead Songs

    I’ve enjoyed listening to music of the Grateful Dead for many years, though haven’t purchased a compact disk in a very long time. Here’s a list of some of my favorite songs (in order) from the CD’s which I own:

    Grateful Dead | American Beauty (1970)

    • Ripple
    • Sugar Magnolia
    • Box of Rain

    Grateful Dead | Europe ’72 (1972) – double CD set

    • He’s Gone
    • Cumberland Blues
    • China Cat Sunflower


    • Tennessee Jed
    • Mr. Charlie
    • Truckin’

    Grateful Dead | Skeletons From The Closet (1974)

    • Uncle John’s Band
    • St. Stephen
    • Friend of The Devil

    Grateful Dead | In The Dark (1987)

    • West L.A. Fadeaway
    • Throwing Stones
    • Hell In A Bucket

    Grateful Dead | Built To Last (1989)

    • Victim Or The Crime
    • Built To Last
    • Just A Little Light


    What A Long Strange Trip

    A friend from Cleveland, Brian Daley, showed up at my apartment in Holland, Michigan during the summer of 1985, asking if I’d be interested in traveling to Wisconsin to hear the Grateful Dead perform. After gathering my backpack, we scoured the town in order to purchase the only remaining original Coca Cola – following the recent change in formula – and hit the road in his Honda Prelude.

    Along the way, we must have bumped into nearly a dozen people on the road that Brian, a Deadhead, knew from various shows he’d attended. That seemed rather unlikely – what were the odds? – though, less so upon arrival at the venue.

    We set up a tent on the edge of a farmer’s field near the concert grounds, purchased tickets and proceeded to the first show, on Friday night. It was an excellent concert, though it took quite a while to exit the amphitheater, afterwards; something was obstructing the door at the top of the hill.

    Once finally outside, we saw that a large car – an Oldsmobile Delta 88, as I recall – had parked directly in front of the exit, crosswise. That car belonged to friends of ours – Bernie, Libby, Roger – from Holland, Michigan, who heard that we had gone and took a road trip to join us. Knowing that we might be difficult to locate, they decided to be as conspicuous as possible. Indeed!